Gilas Pilipinas grouped with China, Iraq, and Qatar in FIBA Asia Cup

ABS-CBN Sports on May 30, 2017 05:50 PM
Gilas grouped with China, Iraq, and Qatar in FIBA Asia
Official 2017 FIBA Asia Cup logo

Now we know the field. 

In the recently concluded 2017 FIBA Asia Cup Group Stage draw, 16 Asia's best basketball nations were divided into four groups of four teams each, with Gilas Pilipinas falling into Group B, along with powerhouse China, Iraq, and Qatar 

The teams will play in a round-robin format, with the top three teams from each group advancing into the next round.

From then on, the teams will figure in knockout matches in the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals until the best team in Asia has been decided.

The 2017 FIBA Asia Cup is set to take place from August 8-20 in Lebanon. 

Gilas Pilipinas hopes to bring with them the momentum of their domination in the recently concluded SEABA tournament, wherein they went undefeated en route to a gold medal finish. 


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